Leaders commemorate Hùng Kings in Phú Thọ Province

The ceremony was held at Kính Thiên Palace on Nghĩa Lĩnh Mountain, a part of the particular nationwide historic relic web site of the Hùng Kings Temple.

Studying the eulogy, Chairman of the Phú Thọ Folks’s Committee Bùi Văn Quang expressed the Vietnamese folks’s deep gratitude to the Hùng Kings, who established Văn Lang – the primary state in Việt Nam’s historical past, and different ancestors who defended the nation. He additionally reported on the nation’s monumental achievements in reforms, integration, and improvement.

After that, Occasion and State leaders supplied incense on the Tomb of Hùng Kings and laid wreaths at a sculpted reduction depicting then President Hồ Chí Minh speaking to officers and troopers of the Tiền Phong Division on the Giềng Temple on September 19, 1954, the place he mentioned: “The Hùng Kings established the nation, we should collectively safeguard it.”

Leaders commemorate Hùng Kings in Phú Thọ Province
President Võ Văn Thưởng gives incense in a celemony to commemorate the Hùng Kings at Kính Thiên Palace on Nghĩa Linh Mountain, Phú Thọ Province. — VNA/VNS Photograph Thống Nhất

On this event, the provinces and cities housing temples devoted to the Hùng Kings and generals from the kings’ period additionally held ceremonies to commemorate the legendary founders of Việt Nam.

Legend has it that Lạc Lengthy Quân (actual identify Sùng Lãm, son of Kinh Dương Vương and Thần Lengthy Nữ) married Âu Cơ (the fairy daughter of Đế Lai). Au Co then gave beginning to a pouch crammed with 100 eggs, which hatched into 100 sons. Nevertheless, quickly thereafter, Lạc Lengthy Quân separated. Lạc Lengthy Quân went to the coast with 50 of the youngsters, whereas Âu Cơ went to the highlands with the remainder.

Their eldest son was made king, who named the nation Văn Lang and arrange the capital in Phong Châu (modern-day Việt Trì Metropolis in Phú Thọ Province), starting the 18 reigns of the Hùng Kings.

The kings selected Nghĩa Lĩnh Mountain, the very best within the area, to carry out rituals dedicated to rice and solar deities to wish for bumper crops.

To honour their nice contributions, a posh of temples devoted to them was constructed on Nghĩa Linh Mountain, and the tenth day of the third lunar month serves because the nationwide commemorative anniversary for the kings.

The worship of the Hùng Kings, carefully associated to the ancestral worship traditions of most Vietnamese households, was recognised as a part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2012.

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